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New assessment of Anopheles vector species identification using MALDI-TOF MS

January 13, 2021 - 10:03 -- Open Access
Cécile Nabet, Abdoulaye K. Kone, Renaud Piarroux, et al.
Malaria Journal 2021 20:33, 9 January 2021

Anopheles species identification is essential for an effective malaria vector control programme. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) has been developed to identify adult Anopheles species, using the legs or the cephalothorax. The protein repertoire from arthropods can vary according to compartment, but there is no general consensus regarding the anatomic part to be used.

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